About Tonya

Apostle Tonya is the firstborn of the late Ronald and Mother Bertha Mae Vaughn. Both of her parents are resting with the Lord in their Heavenly Home.  It was Tonya's beloved mother’ unwavering faith, deep love and reverence for Jesus which captivated Tonya and ignited a desire to be close to the Lord at a very young age.  Mother Vaughn was a virtuous, holy and anointed woman of God who was full of the Lord God’s wisdom and spent hours daily reading the Word and in fellowship with the Master.  As Mother Vaughn battled infirmities in her body she never complained but suffered with grace, joy and the love of the Lord.  It was by watching her mother’s devotion to the Lord which paved the way for Tonya to serve Jesus. 

Tonya radiates with an unbridled love for our Heavenly Father.  When you first meet her, it is her heart for the Father that immediately draws you into her presence and she will lovingly begin to share it is the Lord that has kept her during major life storms and much suffering.

In the early 2000s, Tonya founded an organization dedicated to assisting abused women and their children.  During the eight years the organization was in operation, Tonya brought transparency and national attention to a cause dear to her heart: children.  This call to help women and children eventually caused the manifestation of her longtime dream to come true when she debuted a sold-out play she wrote about domestic violence.

In the past few years, as Apostle Tonya has walked closer to the Lord, the revelation and assignments of her forthcoming books were given to her. The first of which was 40-Days of Throne Room Prayers: Daily Devotional for Intercessors which was released in the midst of the pandemic in March of 2020. The Cross, Behold the Lamb of God: Appearances of our Lord Jesus and the blog, Heaven’s Pen where she posts weekly to exalt Jesus are anointed writings from the Holy Spirit written through Tonya of which she is notably known.

Apostle Tonya loves introducing people to her Beloved Friend, the Lord Jesus. She is also zealous about revealing the secrets of Heaven she has graciously been given by our Lord while she lovingly direct hearts to Him, her true Love. 

In the past few years, the Risen Lord Jesus Christ has appeared to her in His glorified Body.  During these glorious visitations from Jesus Christ, our Precious Savior graced His Daughter with a voice to worship Him, our King of Glory.  

As a surrendered vessel, the Holy Spirit uses Tonya to minister under an unusual anointing of healing.  The Blessed Holy Spirit is her Dear Companion whom she is blessed to share a remarkable and unprecedented relationship. The Holy Spirit uses His servant with an ancient glory of the Lord Jesus wherewith her yielded body levitates.  Luke 24:36.  

By God’s grace, Tonya was ordained a Pastor under Anointed by God Ministries (ABG) in Brooklyn, New York and also received an Honorary Doctorate in Ministry from ABG in 2010.  The Woman of God answered the Lord’s call and was consecrated an apostle in February 2011 under IMF worldwide fellowship. During such time, Apostle Tonya was simultaneously appointed as IMF's New York State President of which she steadfastly served for one and half years until the Lord instructed her to leave her hometown and relocate. 

In 2012, Apostle Tonya began to serve the Lord in prayer and in 2015 she birthed Esther Crown Ministries (initially a small teaching ministry for women).  In that season of transition, Apostle Tonya was sent by the Lord to undergird another ministry until 2018.  This General of Faith is grateful for the new miracle and teaching ministry that came forth in the year of 2019 after her sacrificial years of consecration with Jesus.

A lover of the Lord’s Presence, Tonya dwelleth in the Ancient of Day Chambers. It is where their love story began and which continue:  Father and His Daughter. 


Now unto Him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy.  
Jude 1:24